Changes to SMTP Ports

As of September 2019, any mail client sending via SMTP through a I Need Web Hosting  mail server should use port 587 instead of ports 25 or 465. Details on how to change this will vary on your mail client, but we’ve detailed some of these further down this article.

(If you’re using the new SSD servers you should already be using port 587)

It is also advisable to use STARTTLS for your encryption method.


  1. Select File
  2. Select Account Settings
  3. Select Account Settings from the dropdown
  4. Select your email account from the lists in the Email tab and select Change
  5. Select More Settings
  6. Select Advanced
  7. Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) option to 587
  8. Change the encryption types on both IMAP and SMTP to STARTTLS
  9. Select Ok
  10. Select Next
  11. Once tests have completed select Close and then Finish

Windows Mail

  1. Start Windows Mail, click the Tools menu at the top of the window and then click Accounts.
  2. Select your account under Mail, and then click on the Properties button.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab, under Outgoing server (SMTP), change port 25 to 587.
  4. Click the OK button to save the changes.

Outlook Express

  1. Start Outlook Express, and then select Accounts from the Tools menu at the top of the window.
  2. Double click on your email account.
  3. Under the Advanced tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port 25 to 587.


  1. Select Tools
  2. Select Outgoing Server (SMTP)
  3. Select the server for this account then Edit
  4. Change the port to 587
  5. Change the Connection Security option to STARTTLS
  6. Change the Authentication Method option to Normal Password
  7. Enter your full email address as the User Name
  8. Select OK
  9. Select OK

Mac Mail/iPhone

  1. Select Preferences
  2. Select Accounts
  3. Select the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) drop down menu, then Edit SMTP Server List
  4. Select the SMTP server for this account
  5. Change the Port to 587
  6. Select OK

Android Mail

  1. Open the Email App
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Select the account you wish to change
  5. Scroll down to More Settings
  6. Select Outgoing Settings
  7. Change the port to 587 and the Security Settings to STARTTLS
  8. Select Done

How to setup email on your Mac using Apple Mail

The following instructions show you how to setup an email account on Apple Mail to work with your I Need web Hosting mailbox.

You will need the following information…

  1. Your mailbox username (the email address)
  2. The mailbox password
  3. The incoming and outgoing mail-server names.

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How to upload a website created using Blocs

You’ve created your new responsive website using Blocs. You then need to know how to upload this Blocs website and publish Blocs files to our web servers.

Blocs 2 logo

With the instructions below you’ll learn how to…

  1. Publish/Export your Blocs website project.
  2. Upload the exported files to the web server.

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PHP Switcher now supports all current versions of PHP

The PHP Switcher in the eXtend Control Panel now allows you to switch to the following versions of PHP:

  • 5.2
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 7

Softpress the makers of Freeway returns!

Good news! Softpress the makers of Freeway Pro have, as they put it “returned from the netherworld”.  Their site is back and offering updates to Freeway Pro 7.014.  It’s probably best to visit the forum Freewaytalk for get the latest news and comments on this.